3 Cool Bits: Sage, Rotor, Zipp #issue100gearfestival

ROTOR Aldhu Carbon Cranks
Already known for industry-leading cranksets and chainrings, ROTOR has taken its cranks to the next level with the latest version of its Aldhu crankarms. The new Aldhu Carbon crankarms drop nearly 100 grams versus their aluminum counterparts, while also being 20-percent stiffer, for an upgrade that you’re sure to notice whether you’re trying ROTOR cranks for the first time or upgrading from the aluminum version of the Aldhu. Thanks to ROTOR’s modular design, there are options available for any bike, from the lightest set-up to the most aero, with the option to add a power meter or even ROTOR’s ovalized Q RINGS chainrings. $449 (arms only); rotorbike.com

Sage Barlow
Gravel race, endurance road, whatever you want to call it, the Barlow is Sage’s response to those who want a bike that brings the speed to gravel roads and still keeps up on road. To maintain precise handling that trends more toward the road side of things, this titanium frame takes inspiration from the geometry of the Sage Skyline road frame. A machined titanium yoke is responsible for making the Barlow a versatile machine, allowing it to simultaneously clear standard road 53/39 chainrings and 40mm tires. Add to that, extra storage and fender mounts and you have a highly capable bike ready for both road and gravel rides. $3,700 (frame only); sagetitanium.com

Zipp QuickView Integrated Stem Faceplate
A tidy cockpit is a faster cockpit—or at least one that’s nicer to look at. Zipp’s QuickView Integrated Stem Faceplate provides an elegant way to attach a cycling computer and other accessories, like lights or cameras, to a Zipp Service Course or Service Course SL stem. The light or camera sits directly below the GPS, with mounts available for either Garmin or Wahoo, offering a streamlined look as well as the ability to adjust the viewing angle. Plus, with Zipp giving this mount its lifetime warranty, you can feel confident about adding the QuickView to your stem. $70; sram.com

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